MEDALS TO 1918.

South Africa Medal 1853   W.  I  CH  E. 72ND REGT.     450 

Attempted erasure of naming. With original letter from Gordon Everson (author of "The South Africa 1853" book) confirming that he had no doubt that this was William Ritchie, 72nd Foot.
William Ritchie enlisted in 1825, aged 18, into the 72nd Regiment (The Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders).
25 May 1826 tried by Regimental Cort Martial at Belfast for stealing tobacco from the Custom House at Belfast. Sentenced to 500 lashes!
19 May 1829 sentenced to 300 lashes for being drunk on duty in Cape Town.
18 August 1838 at Graham's Town, deprived of 1d a day for 18 months for Habitual Drunkeness.
21 September 1839 at Cape Town sentenced to solitary confinement with hard labour for being drunk on Guard.
17 November 1838 aty Cape Town sentenced to solitary confinement for being drunk in town.
He served in the Cape of Good Hope for over 11 years.
Discharged in Dublin in November 1847 as unfit due to frequent disclocation of shoulder joint originally "caused by a fall off a scaling ladder in a sham fight at the Cape of Good Hope 1829". By then he had 2 Good Conduct Badges!
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Private W. Smith
Suffolk Regiment

India General Service Medal  Hazara 1888   635 Pte. W. Smith. 1st Bn Suff. R.   260 
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Ashanti Star 1895-96      200  RESERVED
Unnamed.


Lieutenant N.E. Lloyd
5th Battalion Royal Fusiliers

Queen's South Africa Medal  Cape Colony / Orange Free State /South Africa 1901 / South Africa 1902  Lieut. N.E. LLOYD. Rl: Fus: 240
Medal engraved. Top 2 clasps loose on ribbon (awarded later than first 2 clasps).
Copy research. Commissioned 5th (Militia) Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Medal roll (dated 12 Sept. 1901) confirms Cape Colony and Orange Free State clasps. Another roll (dated 31 October 1902) confirms South Africa 1901 & South Africa 1902 clasps.
He resigned his commission 19 January 1903.


Sergeant Albert Lantott Polden
East Kent Regiment
(Volunteers)

Volunteer Long Service Medal (Victoria)  Presented to Sergt A.L. Polden, 1st Vol Batt. 'The Buffs' E.K.R. 24 Years Service. 
In Defence Medal  (reverse) 1890 For long service 23 Years and Excellent shooting.
                          (around edge) PRESENTED TO SERGT. A.L. POLDEN.D.COMPANY 1ST VOL.BATTN. THE BUFFS.E.K.R.